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city council member who has been the target of frequent verbal attacks. for years, jovanka beckles has been the subject of homophobic slurs during council meetings. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." >> it is out of here! good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00. a little traffic and weather and a little rain? >> maybe a couple of raindrops just a slight chance as we get into the evening but i think a better part of the day should be okay. out the door we go. we have some clouds that are making their way into the bay area. some low clouds and fog and you see the rain is holding off the coastline. it's going to take its time getting here. we have high pressure ahead of it. still going to see warm temperatures inland 80s. 70s inside the bay. increasing clouds late in the day. starting out mostly cloudy over san francisco right now. the temperatures the 50s and the 60s around much of the bay area now but by the afternoon, still got about 80 in san jose,
74 in oakland and about 70 degrees in san francisco. time for a road check. let's head to elizabeth. >> and that accident out there on the shoulder is causing some good sized delays through the livermore valley. it appears to be on the right- hand shoulder. all lanes are open. it is causing some heavier traffic than normal out of the altamont pass. looking at the drive time it still says about 19 minutes but i wouldn't be surprised if it was a few minutes more than that. so again the delays begin around the 205-580 split and continue past the north greenville exit and clears out approaching vasco to the dublin interchange. here's a live look outside. 880 right around now they should be clearing the overnight roadwork. it was southbound 880, 98th to davis out of oakland into san leandro. northbound traffic is clear from 238. and here's a live look even farther south in milpitas westbound 237 so far no delay for the silicon valley commute. back to you. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. new this morning, two people are dead after a late-
night car accident on interstate on 580 in pleasanton. a speeding eastbound car hit an suv that flew over an embankment. the car burst into flames killing both people inside. no one in the suv was seriously injured. take a look at this video. that sums up the drought. that's mountain shasta in the -- mount shasta in the background. usually it has snow. instead of snow, there is a wildfire near it and it's been devastating. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us live from the newsroom with the very latest. reporter: over 150 buildings have been damaged or destroyed by the fire. right now, it's only 25% contained. it is burning in the town of weed. it's near the oregon border near i-5 and highway 97. strong winds blue the "boles fire" through the city of weed on monday afternoon. evacuations orders are still in effect in some areas.
that fire spread so quickly, that some people barely escaped the flames. more than 100 homes are burned. the fire also destroyed two churches and several businesses. >> i'm devastated. my very close friend lives right on this corner and [ indiscernible ] there was many animals that were unable to get out. 20-plus cats and 10 dogs were left there. they couldn't get out of the animal sanctuary. >> three people have been hurt in the "boles fire" and the cause is still under investigation. >> reporter: among the buildings that burned, the homes of three firefighters. michelle? >> so devastating for those homeowners, anne. that isn't the only fire burning in northern california right now. >> reporter: that's right. there is the king fire burning out of control in el dorado county. highway 50 is closed this morning near pollock pines in the sierra foothills. it is only 5% contained and it continues to grow. there are mandatory evacuation orders in several communities in that area. two people have been injured.
live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. napa has declared an emergency because of the lingering drought. city council voted yesterday to up great the water shortage level to moderate. the ordinance tightens restrictions on watering lawns and landscaping, washing cars, driveways and sidewalks. fountains need to use recirculated water. the days of pumping ground water are over. governor brown requires local agencies to keep aquifers at responsible levels. when communities don't main a sustainable ground water base, the state will take over and regulate it. >> certainly the state that relies more on ground water than any other state and in the context of major ground water users, yes, california is the last one to start to get its act together on ground water management. >> we are going to better manage our surface water
supplies. when mother nature gives us rain, are we going to capture it? are we going to use desal? will we capture the snowfall and keep it in our reservoirs and use it for human needs? >> california farm bureau federation opposed the law saying california should focus on storage from rivers, lakes and the reservoirs. richmond's vice mayor takes a lot of heat for being openly gay. >> can you imagine if a whole country was filled with nothing but gay people? [ applause ] >> it would totally disintegrate. like i said, it's all about freedom of speech. >> that's a richmond resident during last night's city council meeting. residents and even some fellow city council members insult jovanka beckles at almost every meeting but she does have some support. several dozen people came out yesterday calling for more civility during the meetings. developing news. president obama today plans to consult with military officials about the counter-terrorism
campaign against isis. the president will visit u.s. central command in tampa. on capitol hill, the house could vote as soon as today on whether the u.s. should train and armed syrian troops. yesterday, the joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey told a congressional committee he is not ruling out combat battles. police say 31-year-old eric freed talked about committing mass murder accused of ambushing two troopers outside their barracks on friday. the minnesota vikings player facing child abuse charges is not with the team. this morning, the vikings placed adrian peterson on the exempt commissioner's permission list. that means he has to stay away from the team while he deals with the charges involving his 4-year-old son. the nfl players association is appealing the league's indefinite suspension of former
baltimore ravens ray rice. >> why is the nfl p.a. appealing ray rice's suspension? >> when we look at facts and reach a determination that there are appropriate grounds to appeal any decision, any disciplinary decision, that is the role and duty of the union. >> rice has been cut from the ravens after video emerged showing him punching his then fiancee in an elevator. happening today, san jose sharks raising money to help find sierra lamar. logan couture organized the event. he and teammates will sign autographs at a middle school starting at 7:00 tonight. a $20 donation gets autographs from six different players. 15-year-old lamar sierra disappeared in march of 2012. her body hasn't been found. antolin torres garcia is charged with her murder. he pled not guilty. time now 5:07. best burrito in america? this morning, the guy who predicted presidential elections has the verdict and
it's coming back to bite a bay area taqueria. >> reporter: so here we are just outside the golden gate bridge and why are all these swimmers here ready to jump in that water? we have the swim across america details still straight ahead. >> and we have a lot of clouds outside now. we could see some showers a little later on. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are checking the ride on 580 through livermore maybe a touch slower than you're used to seeing this time of the morning because there's a crash on the shoulder. we'll tell you all about it, your morning "kcbs" drive to work is coming up. we want we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. or tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. we'll be right back. a stanford university professor is one of 21 winn of,,,,,,,,
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accomplishments. thousands of students who took out loans through california based caribbean colleges could get a refund. the -- corinthian colleges could get a refund. the three schools may get refunds. the lawsuit alleges the company misled students about their job prospects, pressured them into high interest loans and hounded them to pay up. the lawsuit seeks more than $500 million to cancel or refund those loans. a bay area taqueria is named as having the best burrito in america. >> and once the story started making the rounds on social media, it turned into a carnitas crisis! cate caugiran has more. >> reporter: numbers don't lie. >> it's the best burrito in the world. >> reporter: 538 espn's number crunching site crowned the mission's taqueria the best in the country. nate silver started a burrito bracket with more than 67,000
restaurants. >> when i found out about it i didn't think we had a chance. >> reporter: jesus hara is the manager and owner's son. so they came in and ordered food and what happened when you served them? >> i just left them alone. i didn't talk to them. i let them enjoy the food and that was it. >> reporter: apparently, that was enough. after they won the restaurant blew up with customers and so did jesus's phone. >> it kept going off and off and off all day. i had to turn my vibrator off because it was killing my battery. >> reporter: it was so busy they ran out of food. >> we were definitely not prepared for the large amount of people that came. so we did not have enough car me to it's for everyone but now we are stocked up and ready to go. >> reporter: here's a tip, not on the menu order your tacos burritos crispy like this one. and all right, here's the first bite. it's completely worth it. it's also worth the wait. >> you want the best burrito,
you have to wait. >> i had to starve to wait to eat them. >> i have had about 6. they are all delicious. >> reporter: after 41 years of wrapping and rolling -- >> i'm just very excited to see everybody come and try our delicious food. >> are you hungry now? >> reporter: cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> i think we need to go there for breakfast. >> i'm a burrito aficianado. i love them. >> i have been looking for the best one. so -- >> we may have it right here. >> there you go. >> in the city. >> road trip? >> i think i have actually been there before. it is. it's excellent. they have been voted best mexican restaurant around here for a while now i think. good stuff. >> you foodie, you. >> i'm such a foodie. all right, let's go outside. check what's going on on the roads and so far, it is -- we are still seeing those delays now coming out of the altamont pass. you can see the red sensors. it's solid out of tracy to north greenville because of that early-morning accident. so it was quickly cleared to the right-hand shoulder but it
did cause a bit of a delay. it's all clear now. the tow crews, whatever, all the emergency vehicles have all left so now there's no longer anything there to slow you down. just seeing the commute beginning to get under way. here's the bay bridge toll plaza. all clear as well coming into san francisco. the approaches look good. they should have also picked up the cones with the overnight roadwork. this morning it was southbound 880 coming into san leandro 98th to davis not much of an issue there near the oakland coliseum and a live look at the richmond/san rafael bridge. looking good if you are heading westbound right now trying to get out of the east bay into marin county. you can see a few headlights heading to the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza. mass transit looks like everything is on time no delay bart systemwide. golden gate ferries, caltrain and ace train 1 no delays. remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that's traffic. let's get a check of your forecast. things are changing. with the forecast, here's lawrence. we have our hi-def doppler out checking your skies and we are showing some rain off the
coastline not here just yet, but we could see it coming a little later on. you see some of that sliding closer and closer to far northern california. eventually maybe a couple of raindrops in the bay area but not until this evening. i think we'll squeeze in a pretty decent day although we'll see some increasing clouds late in the day and then a chance of a few evening showers mainly north of the golden gate bridge. there's not going to be a lot of rain just yet but i think a better chance toward tomorrow. high pressure holding on right now. that low off the coastline creeping slowly closer to the bay area. that will be moving in later on and, of course, we are watching tropical storm odile. sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. as it moves slowly bumping into the same ridge bringing us warm temperatures it's a slow move. so we'll see heavy rainfall, maybe 6 to 12" along the path. that's is expected to bring widespread flooding. all right. around the state, we are going to see some changes today. clouds beginning to gather throughout the day and then this evening, a chance of a few scattered light showers. not going to be heavy, maybe
just a few hundredths of an inch of rain, i think more widespread tomorrow morning maybe just in time for the commute so very slick out on the roads. and then it looks like by the afternoon, things begin to clear out just a little bit and then a return to more sunshine as we head in toward friday. but today we should squeeze in a decent day some 80s in the valleys. 70s inside the bay. and 60s along the coastline. as we look toward the next couple of days, a chance of a few scattered showers, again not the biggest storm we have seen but nice to see that return to the bay area and by friday and saturday, temperatures warm up maybe back into the 90s toward sunday and monday. >> does your doppler still work? >> i just had to make sure. we had it dust it off to get ready to go. >> haven't seen it for a while. >> it's an antique now. >> thank you. thousands of people all across america are swimming to raise money for cancer research and this weekend hundreds here in san francisco will jump in the shivering bay to do the same. roberta gonzales joins us live with some of those swimmers. roberta? >> reporter: hi there, good morning! we are here with swimmers --
good morning, swimmers! >> good morning! whoo! >> reporter: can you believe these crazy people came out this early in the morning? we have susan here codirector of swim across america for us right here in san francisco. talk to me about why you showed up so early in the morning. >> we are here to raise money for cancer re-- pediatric cancer research in the bay area. we are swimming on sunday from underneath the golden gate bridge into yacht harbor beach and so far, we have raised $414,000. >> reporter: whoo. >> yeah! >> reporter: over $400,000. you're getting in a boat. you're jumping off the boat into the bay and swimming here. what's the distance? >> 1 1/2 miles. >> reporter: are you crazy people? >> yeah! >> reporter: you're doing it for a very good cause and somebody who did benefit from this caught, we have caitlin gallagher a cancer survivor. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. >> reporter: what kind of cancer did you have? >> i had stage four little
lymphoblastic leukemia. i have been in remissions four years. i'm supporting the swimmers and representing kids with childhood cancer. >> reporter: really quickly, what brought you out here? >> to skip school. [ laughter ] >> reporter: all right. so if you want to see them swim from the golden gate bridge right here to the st. francis yacht club on sunday or support by donating, visit us online at kpix.com and click on "links and numbers." reporting from san francisco, with all my swimmers, roberta gonzales, kpix 5. >> whoo! >> skipping school for a great cause. 5:19. nasa is back in the game, folks, launching american astronauts into orbit. what a billion-dollar deal means for the future of our space program. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, we are down to crunch time for both the a's and the giants. the giants victorious. what happened with the a's and what does it all mean in the race for the play-offs? coming up. >> what's cool about your school? email your nominations to us at email@example.com. we may come and feature your school on the show.
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starts. diamondbacks would not sneak up on the giants last night.buster posey's 21st homer of the year, giants 1-0. tied at one, 7th, brandon crawford had a sac. fly. hunter pence scores to give the giants the lead. they hang on and win 2-1. jake peavey won. the giants gained on the dodgers by three games in the n.l. west. that's where the lead is. san francisco's lead over the pirates for the top wild card spot is 2.5. coco crisp and the a's facing texas trying to catch fire on their final home stand. no score 4th inning molinsky takes kazmir deep. they weren't on the same page, had words after the game, kazmir and the pitcher.
bottom of the 4th a's two errors on a sloppy game this one by jed lowrie. adrian beltre scores. rangers win 6-3. bob melvin said his team didn't look ready it play. how could that be down the pennant stretch? oakland's lead for the top wild card spot stays at one game over kansas city. a's now two games ahead of seattle. don't forget thursday night football tomorrow night right here on the big 5. i'm dennis o'donnell, see you tonight. still ahead, a new study out says there are more billionaires worldwide than ever before. all new at 5:30, how many are right here in the united states. >> we'll be right back. but first, here's today's bay area jobs report with steven greenburg. california is aging rapidly. the number of people over 65 will jump by over 20% in the coming decade. and that's true for most of the country, as well. that's great news for the health industry and anyone qualified to work in it. 5 1/2 million new jobs are projected in the health
industry in the next six years. that includes hundreds of thousands of new jobs statewide. in california, it's estimated there will be more than 535,000 job openings between 2010 and 2020. they will grow at 27% versus 17% for all other state jobs. here's the best part. it's not only doctors and nurses who will be in demand. more than half of the new healthcare jobs created in california will be in supporting roles that should pay well. therapists, technicians and aides require some training but not a four-year college degree. physician assistants only need a two-year degree to begin working. according to the bureau of labor, the annual mean wage for physician assistants is more than $98,000 a year in california. make an appointment to do some research into the healthcare industry. it might be the cure for your ailing job search. i'm steven greenberg, kpix 5. ,,,,,,
we have the breaking right now, two people are dead after a high- speed collision in pleasanton. we have details straight ahead. >> and two wildfires burning out of control this morning. i'm anne makovec live in the newsroom monitoring the damage and the evacuations. >> hi-def doppler radar is tracking some rainfall just off the coastline. could we soon see it here? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are taking a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where there's some slight delays beginning to build in the cash lanes. your drive to work is coming up. good morning, it's wednesday, september 17. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:30 now. this video from siskiyou county sums up the drought. you can see mount shasta in the background. usually it has snow on it. this year, instead of snow,
there was a wildfire on it. the "boles fire" near i-5 is not far from the oregon border. it devastated a lot of the town of weed. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is monitoring developments from our newsroom. >> reporter: michelle, over 150 buildings are damaged or destroyed in that fire called the "boles fire." and it is only 25% contained. >> it looks like a war zone. >> reporter: marcus barely escaped the fast-moving wildfire that burned down his father's home. >> the back of the house was already on fire by the time we left. this whole tree and stuff was on fire. our tree was on fire. yeah. it's crazy. >> reporter: more than 100 other homes in angel valley look like this, piles of ash with scattered signs that this rubble once held years of memories. >> i've lost everything before. [ pause ] >> i was expecting to lose it again. >> reporter: two churches down the road were also destroyed, only a chimney and a few chairs
scattered about still standing. >> seeing friends's houses that aren't there anymore, you know, seeing property destroyed, seeing a roar of flames and then seeing nothing but rubble. >> reporter: brian lafleur shows us his burned and bandaged arm from riding his bike through the fire, a fast unpredictable fire that torched almost everything in its path. and evacuation orders are still in effect in some areas. three people have been injured so far. >> what's the status of the fire in el dorado county? >> reporter: that's 5% contained and it continues to grow. it's called the king fire. highway 50 is closed this morning in both directions in the pollock pines area. check out the flames this is sierra foothills. mandatory evacuations in several communities, two people have been injured in that fire so far. live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. government troops in mexico are helping some 30,000 americans get out of cabo san lucas. you can see why.
the airport was devastated by hurrican odile. commercial flights have been grounded there leaving tourists to do whatever they can to get out of the country. both of kpix 5's senior technician's daughters were in cabo for a bachelorette party. they survived the storm. they didn't get home until last night. brian also got out of cabo and saw plenty of damage there, too. >> everything is leveled, power poles on the ground, windows completely blown out. >> military planes are leaving from the san jose del cabo airport and taking thousands of tourists to other airports to catch commercial flights home. it is 5:32 right now. we're just waiting for lawrence to join us. >> come on, mr. karnow. >> hey, guys. good morning. how are you? >> you're looking at the latest data over there, right? >> the doppler is actually showing some rainfall off our coastline. >> wow. >> so it's not here just yet. but yeah, we could see some
rain making its way into the bay area as early as this evening. just some light showers mainly north of the golden gate bridge. some of the showers still holding off the coastline. a lot of cloud cover out there now. it has to get through a ridge of high pressure so with that ridge out there, looks like it's going to take time for it to get here. so we'll squeeze 70s inside the bay, 80s at the valleys, 60s at the coastline. mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the 50s and 60s right now. this afternoon increasing temperatures, 82 in the napa valley. 78 santa rosa and 79 in redwood city. just when can we expect the rainfall? we'll talk about that coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. once again, updating you on the look at the bay bridge toll plaza commute, it looks like the cash lanes still filling in so usually right around this time of the morning this is typical middle lanes fastrak still good into san francisco but cash lanes backing up to the middle of the parking lot. that early-morning fender-
bender approaching north greenville stacked things up through the altamont pass worse than normal from 205 split all the way out through through that north greenville exit. past north greenville it's sluggish continuing to vasco to the dublin interchange. we are seeing yellow sensors. also slowing on highway 4 especially on the approach to lone tree. you can see 24 miles per hour as you make your way through some of those antioch exits. and for silicon valley drivers, so far still you're just cruising right out of milpitas all the way out to sunnyvale and a check of the rest of the south bay, northbound 101 still looks good from morgan hill into san jose. that is "kcbs traffic." frank and michelle, back to you guys. new this morning, the chp is investigating a late-night car accident that killed two people on interstate 580 in pleasanton. it happened about 11:00 last night. chp says a speeding eastbound car hit an suv then flew over an embankment near the san ramon interchange. it burst into flames killing both people. no one in the suv was seriously
injured. minnesota vikings have changed their position now on adrian peterson who is now facing child abuse charges. wendy gillette reports, peterson will not be taking the field in sunday's game and may not play football anytime soon. reporter: the minnesota vikings have announced that their star runningback, adrian peterson, won't be allowed near the team while he addresses child abuse charges. the team placed him on what's called the exempt commissioner's permission lift shortly after he tweeted a rejudge quote in a says in part the pressure may be tough but you will make it through. you were build to go through and lead the state of a rocky shorelines and become a diamond. the vikings had initially decided that peterson could play starting sunday despite the legal proceedings that are now under way. but the team and league faced increasing pressure from the public and sponsors. peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. this is the second major controversy the national
football league is facing. the nfl players association is appealing the league's indefinite suspension of ray rice after this video showed him punching his now wife in a casino elevator. cbs news special correspondent james brown spoke with the nfl p.a.'s executive director. >> why is the nfl p.a. appealing ray rice's suspension? >> when we reach a determination there are appropriate grounds to appeal any decision, any disciplinary decision, that is the role of the union, that's the duty of the union. >> reporter: the union says rice shouldn't be penalized twice for the same offense. the former baltimore ravens initial punishment was a two- game suspension. wendy gillette for cbs news, new york. >> in filing its appeal of rice's suspension the players association says the collective bargaining agreement it has with the nfl requires a hearing within 10 days. police in hollister found more than 100 pounds of explosives in a man's home. the explosives were taken to an open area at the local airport where experts detonated them.
the ordeal began monday as police were at the home for a burglary investigation. the discovery prompted a hazardous materials alert. the san benito county district attorney's office is considering charges including possession of dangerous and hazardous materials. 5:37 now. hate speech aimed at richard's openly lesbian vice mayor is getting ugly. >> can you imagine if a whole country was filled with nothing but gay people? >> whoo! >> it would be -- it would totally disintegrate -- like i say, it's all about freedom of speech. >> that is a richmond resident during last night's city council meeting. his remarks were directed towards jovanka beckles over her sexuality. residents and even some fellow city council members insult her at almost every meeting. she has some support. some people came out yesterday to protest against the speech. >> not about her politics. it's about who she is. and i don't think it's ever
okay to name call about who someone is. >> we have the right to tell the public if our politicians are corrupt, not living a moral life. >> antihate speech demonstrators also got a chance to speak last night. they are calling for more civility during those meetings. it's near the end of a contentious era in the city of san jose as mayor reed is termed out. >> and now the battle is heating up between the two men who want to be the next mayor of northern california's largest city. more now from kiet do. reporter: earlier this week, santa clara county supervisor dave cortes and sam liccardo appeared at a forum. there was a moment when cortes spoke to hundreds of students at bellarmine prep school about making mistakes. >> it's okay if you make a mistake and correct it and then move on. >> reporter: after the june primary, when cortes easily advanced to the runoff, donation checks just started
coming in the next day. documents show cortese's campaign started getting money on june 4. the problem his campaign workers filed this paperwork on june 17. only then could he legally begin accepting donations. in that two-week window, 18 checks came in for a total of $9,825. honest mistake, is that what you're saying? >> um, yeah. i guess so, yeah. >> reporter: he said he returned the checks. >> i'm glad they returned the money after they were caught doing something illegal but frankly people should be following the law not waiting until they get caught. >> reporter: it's important to note liccardo's campaign manager filed the complaint. possible sign that this race is heating up. do you think this amounts to going negative? >> after we raised the issue, they then went back and corrected their illegal conduct. that's not going negative. that's simply urging everyone to play by the rules. >> reporter: the san jose ethics commission found no
deliberate intent of wrongdoing on cortese's part concluding, we see no purpose served by the imposition of a penalty. cortese has held public office and run multiple election campaigns over the past 22 years. this isn't your first rodeo. what do you say to people who say that you should have known better? >> you should always know better. everybody should always know better 100% of the time. and in a perfect world we would have a world where there's never an error or mistake. >> that report from kiet do. so far each candidate has raised about $700,000 this year including money for the june primary. >> the amount cortese returned was about 1.5% of the amount his campaign took in. one of the world's biggest names in electronics is reporting some big losses. >> jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. sony says it expected its -year-old loss to swell to more than $2 billion -- its -year-oldly loss to swell to more than $2 billion. that's five times more than expected. the company's mobile business
has taken a big hit. there's been competition from samsung and apple. sony plans to cut 1,000 employees in the mobile division. on wall street yesterday the dow was up 100. nasdaq up 34. fedex rates are going up. but not until after the holiday shopping season. the company says u.s. rates for express ground and home delivery will go up by an average of 4.9%. that starts in january. this move comes as fedex posted a profit of $606 million last quarter. and starbucks is rolling out a new size for its beloved frappucino. mini. it is 10 ounces which is two ounces less than the tall. the mini costs about 30 cents less and has fewer calories. for now, starbucks only testing that mini in denver and houston. if successful it could expand. starbucks says just don't call it short. >> are you a frappucino fan?
>> no. i like hot. >> i like it hot, too. okay. spirit airlines taking to the air and i guess they are going big and bold. what are they up to? >> reporter: yeah. say yellow to spirit's new look. the low cost airline is based in florida. it is giving its planes a bright yellow paint job. the planes have the message, home of the bare fare. they say it's fun, a flying billboard, less expensive to paint a plane only in two colors. >> whatever saves a buck, i guess, right? >> yellow? wow. >> jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. there are now more billionaires worldwide than ever before. the 2014 billionaire census from wealth x reported over 2300 men and women with at least $1 billion in assets. average billionaire is about 63 years old. the united states is home to the largest number of billionaires with about one in
four hailing from the u.s. are you on that list? >> i get no christmas cards from billionaires. [ laughter ] >> i'm open to it, though. it i 5:43. jetpacks for soldiers? after the break, you will see the military's new tool to help men and women run faster. >> nasa's back in the game. this morning, the details on how the u.s. is one step closer to leaping back to space. >> and caught on camera, a rare deep sea video of creatures you have never seen before. after the break, we'll tell you what that is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, it makes me happy to go on the computer.
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after asu with -- at asu with the help of a government grant. the u.s. is closer to leaping back into space. >> yesterday nasa awarded contracts to two private u.s. companies to shuttle american astronauts to and from the international space station. one goes to boeing. the other elon musk's spacex based in southern california. >> i believe it represents the first step from planet earth and going on to mars into deep space one day. >> the u.s. retired its manned space program in 2011 and nasa plans to send civilians into space someday. >> you know who would be first in line? >> elizabeth! >> i know you would. >> i like me feet on this ground. thanks, guys. all right. metering lights were turned on five minutes ago. the latest tweet from kcbs showing you, you can see that it's stacked up to the 880
overcrossing. their mobile units say it's stacked up past that 880 overpass at least 10, 15 minutes already to get on the bridge. also an accident now on 880 southbound coming into hayward approaching industrial. there was an accident in the same spot yesterday. right now this accident is blocking a lane and we're already seeing some slowdowns, not quite to highway 92 but definitely in the area looks like drivers are kind of swerving around that accident scene, again blocking one lane. here's a live look farther north now. if you are traveling 880 in oakland, everything still looks great. they cleared the overnight roadwork 98 to davis coming into san leandro. so no delay in the commute direction as you pass the oakland coliseum and continue into downtown oakland. it's still kind of a crawl if you are coming out of the altamont pass. we haven't seen a budge in the drive time or the delays coming out of tracy and the altamont pass. it was because of an early- morning crash in the livermore valley. everything is gone now but it's the heaviest it looks like from 205 to vasco and then loosens up a little bit. westbound 4 very slow in the approach to lone tree.
you can see it there 16 miles per hour. past antioch it clears out pittsburg-bay point and a live look at the richmond/san rafael bridge, just a few headlights at this time of the morning coming out of the east bay into marin county. that's your latest "kcbs" drive to work. with the forecast, here's lawrence. liz, you may be very busy tomorrow morning if we see these showers. they are not going to be very heavy but still could bring up a lot of the oils on the roads. right now it's dry but our hi- def doppler radar is showing some rainfall off the coastline. i think we may begin to see some of that moving into far northern california a little bit later on this morning. then maybe in the north bay by this evening. the better part of the day though we are going do squeeze in some sunshine after some low clouds and fog this morning. that's going to break up. then increasing clouds late in the day and then we could see a few showers mainly north of the golden gate bridge as we head in toward the evening and spreading south overnight tonight and into early tomorrow morning. all right. you have your system off the coastline right here not really well organized. there's even a slight chance we could see a few thunderstorms with the system but not before
we squeeze in a nice warm day around much of the bay area. of course, we have been warning hurrican odile now a tropical storm system. it's slowing down running into that ridge of high pressure that's bringing us sunshine so it's making it a slow mover. right now, sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. because it's moving so slowly, they are going to see tremendous amounts of rainfall and flooding up to 12" rain over the next 24 to 48 hours across parts of arizona and into new mexico. around the bay area today, we have those clouds that will be moving on thickening up throughout the day. then late in the evening we'll see a chance of scattered showers mainly north of the golden gate bridge. and then overnight tonight, into early tomorrow morning, becoming more widespread around the bay area maybe in time for the commute. so it could be a bit slick. then it looks like things going to start to clear out toward friday and that means more sunshine returns but today kind of a mixed bag. you have some sunshine and clouds on the way. 70s and 80s in the south bay. some 80s inland and 60s along
the coastline. sunrise 6:53. sunset 7:14. the hi-def doppler going to get busy again over the next few days as we'll see a few showers into early tomorrow morning and then looks like a return to sunshine on friday and saturday. >> wow. >> sign of things to come. maybe we are starting the rainy season a little earlier this year. that would be nice. of course, we have all those fires around the state. not going to see significant rainfall from the system but maybe open the door early and here we go. >> thank you. a 100-year-old mystery in the bay has been solved. researchers have discovered a graveyard of boast ships near the farralons -- ghost ships near the farralons, including the 1910 shipwreck ss selda and the clipper ship noon day that went down in 1863 and a tugboat. a deep sea creature known as [ non-english language ] this is in the gulf of mexico. it's not just one animal. it's actually a living colony made up of many individual
organisms working together. the creatures are related to jellyfish and can grow longer than a blue whale. >> pretty fascinating. unreal. okay. 5:51. it's the best tool in the fight against hiv. one bay area city may be the first to make it available for free. but health experts warn it could come at a cost, that story and more coming up next. ,, i'm a doctor of internal medicine with something terrible to admit. i treated thousands of patients, risked their lives, while high on prescription drugs. i was an addict. i'm recovered now, but an estimated 500,000 medical professionals are still out there, abusing drugs or alcohol.
it gives you options based on your budget -- it's a piece of cake. i was told there would be cake. get a free quote at progressive.com. storm clouds spinning toward the bay area. you can see it just off the coastline right now. it's going to take the better part of the day to get here maybe showers developing in the north bay as we head in toward the evening. maybe showers for the rest of the bay area a little bit later on. >> and checking the ride in hayward, it's kind of getting to be a little mess right there right now. we have an accident southbound 880 at industrial blocking one lane. now we are just getting word of a new crash in the backup approaching "a" street so expect some delays southbound. we'll take a full look at your "kcbs" drive to work coming up. 5:54 now. new this morning a move to keep people from using welfare money on marijuana. the house has passed what supporters call the no welfare for weed bill. it would make it illegal to use welfare debit cards from the government to make purchases at
stores that sell marijuana. 2012 federal law also prevents people from using welfare debit cards at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs. the number of ebola cases in west africa could start increasing at an alarming rate! the world health organization says the cases could start doubling every three weeks. at least 2400 have already died and it will cost an estimated $1 billion to contain the virus. it is a pill that could prevent you from getting hiv. san francisco wants to give them free. the drug is called "prep" sold under the brand name truvada. about 300 people get hiv every year. that's a number david campos wants to bring down. >> i believe that whether it's for healthy san francisco or to the city working with different partners, that it should be made available to people who cannot afford it.
i think in the end that only -- not only do you save that life, but you also save hundreds of thousands of dollars that you would otherwise have to spend on that individual. >> it's not clear how much the free pills would cost the city but if the plan is approved san francisco would be the first city in the world to hand the drug out free. 5:56 right now. a vacation paradise turns frightening for thousands of americans stuck in mexico. in the next half-hour, the bay area bachelorette party caught in the middle of the chaos. >> two huge wildfires burning out of control in northern california this morning. the latest on the damage and the evacuations coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
♪ i thought it'd be bigger. ♪ (dad) there's nothing i can't reach in my subaru. (vo) introducing the all-new subaru outback. love. it's what makes a subaru,a subaru. the whole place was on fire. it was crazy. >> a wildfire has almost completely wiped out the town of weed near the oregon border. one of the nearly dozen major
fires burning now in california. the king fire in el dorado county forced a stretch of highway 50 to shut down. >> it will require more than political progress. >> president obama will consult about air strikes in syria. >> a vote will take place in the house about equipping syri rebels. >> and a show of support last night for the richmond city council member who has been the target of frequent verbal attacks. for years jovanka beckles has been the subject of homophobic slurs during council meetings. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." >> it is out of here! >> good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. breaking news now in santa clara county where crews are